Though weak my faith, I'm holding on

Though weak my faith, I'm holding on

Author: James L. Nicholson
Tune: [Though weak my faith, I'm holding on]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ weak my faith, I’m holding on;
To Jesus I am clinging;
I feel that now the “Mighty One”
Help to my soul is bringing.

Refrain:
I’m holding on, I’m holding on,
Fresh strength each moment gaining,
My ling’ring doubts at last are gone,
And Christ within is reigning.

2 I’m holding on, tho’ Satan tries
To keep me from believing;
But, while my soul on God relies,
The blessing I’m receiving. [Refrain]

3 While holding on by faith I see
The blood of Jesus flowing;
The healing stream is touching me,
New life and peace bestowing. [Refrain]

4 I’m clinging, clinging, holding on,
My faith is rising higher,
The last remains of sin are gone;
I have my heart’s desire. [Refrain]

5 I’m holding on, and while I make
A perfect consecration,
The Holy Ghost, for Jesus’ sake,
Brings in complete salvation. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #73

Author: James L. Nicholson

James L Nicholson United Kingdom/USA 1828-1876. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States around age 25. He lived in Philadelphia, PA, worked as a postal clerk, and was a member of the Wharton Street Methodist Episcopal Church there for about 20 years, where he taught Sunday school, led singing in church, and assisted in evangelical work. This was also hymn writer, William J Kirkpatrick’s, church. Around 1871 he moved to Washington, DC, and worked as a postal clerk there. In addition to his hymn writing, he also wrote several books, one on birds and their care, one on forensic medicine. He died in Washington, DC, but was buried in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though weak my faith, I'm holding on
Author: James L. Nicholson
Refrain First Line: I'm holding on
Copyright: Public Domain

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Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #84

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #24

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Temple Trio #380

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The Ark of Praise #73

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The Emory Hymnal #73

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